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The value of neuronavigated rTMS for the treatment of depression.
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PMID:  20230934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been increasingly evaluated as a therapeutic tool for the treatment of depression, using various stimulation parameters and protocols. Heterogeneous results have been reported with regard to clinical outcome, at least partly due to the variety of procedures for coil placement above the desired site of stimulation. This article reviews the strategies for coil positioning in the treatment of depression. Considering preliminary clinical evidence, neuronavigated rTMS appears desirable to treat depression, compared to the standard targeting procedure (5cm anterior to the motor cortex). Coil positioning strategy might improve in the future by taking into consideration the individual abnormalities revealed by functional neuroimaging data.
C Sch?nfeldt-Lecuona; J-P Lefaucheur; L Cardenas-Morales; R C Wolf; T Kammer; U Herwig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-07-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurophysiologie clinique = Clinical neurophysiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1769-7131     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurophysiol Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-16     Completed Date:  2010-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804532     Medline TA:  Neurophysiol Clin     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy III, University Clinic Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12, 98075 Ulm, Germany. <>
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MeSH Terms
Brain Mapping / methods
Depressive Disorder / therapy*
Evoked Potentials, Motor / physiology
Motor Cortex / physiopathology
Neuronavigation / methods*
Positron-Emission Tomography / methods
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation / methods*

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